Christianity Today Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli and Donald Trump

“Christianity Today” Editor Responds To Trump Tweets Slamming Article Calling For His Removal

Following Donald Trump’s attacks on Christianity Today after the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Mark Galli, called for the president’s removal, Galli appeared on CNN to respond. The op-ed referred to Trump’s attempts to coerce the government of Ukraine into digging up dirt on Joe Biden as “profoundly immoral” and criticized a number of the president’s other actions, including his tweets.

“His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused,” Galli wrote.

Trump, of course, responded with tweets.

Galli directly responded to Trump’s tweets on the CNN segment.

“Naturally, I disagree with him on about seven or eight different levels,” said Galli. “His characterization of us as being far-left is far from accurate. We consider ourselves, and most people consider us a pretty centrist magazine in the Evangelical world … I suppose anyone who’s not far-right, he would consider far-left.”

Galli reiterated that Christianity Today rarely comments on political issues, only doing so when the issue has serious implications for the country and the Evangelical community—like when Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon were facing impeachment.

“This struck me as rising to that level and it needed comment.”

The editor-in-chief does not expect his op-ed to change the minds of Evangelicals who already support Trump, but felt that he needed to speak up regardless.

“I don’t have any imaginations that my editorial is going to shift their views on this matter,” he said. “The fact of the matter is that Christianity today is not read by Christians on the far-right, by Evangelicals on the far-right. So they’re going to be as dismissive of the article as President Trump has shown to be.”

“It is my considered opinion that this is something we as a movement need to think about, pray about, in this time in our lives.”

Franklin Graham, son of Christianity Today‘s founder Billy Graham, also responded to the op-ed, telling the Washington Post that his dad would have “been very embarrassed that the magazine he started would call for something like this when there are no crimes committed.” He also shared on Twitter that his father voted for Trump in 2016.

Far-right Christians are particularly riled up today, raging over Galli’s article as well as God himself’s assertions that Trumpian beliefs and actions make you a bad Christian. God even caught the attention of the Trump-supporting actress and model Mindy Robinson.

Would God approve of that kind of language?